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found guarding a california man's marijuana stash. the gator was apparently guarding more than $100,000 worth of drugs. his name is mr. teeth. >> question of the day responses. we asked you if a tax-funded game about climate change and gender equality is a good use of your dollars or waste of money? >> alex says the game is a waste of money. what role does the game play in stopping our national debt? >> mike agrees. he says another brilliant example of the way the government spends our money. >> michael's take is it is hard for the government to take back this kind of funding after they give it away. thanks to everyone who responded. >> we launched a brand-new show page. >> check out the day's headlines, watch our segments and vote on this brew on this poll.
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keep doing that. also head over to fox news.com/foxfriends first and let us know what you think of it. >> have a great weekend. >>gretchen: good morning. it is friday, january 11. the nation's flu outbreak getting worse. supplies of the vaccine are running low. we're live on the ground with the latest info. >>brian: it was supposed to be a meeting to discuss gun control but it quickly turned into the joe show. with those inside that meeting with the vice president are saying happened yesterday in d.c. >> this is not a movie and not a joke. it is the real snakes on a plane. "fox & friends" starts right now.
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>> it looked like it was not in a plane like the movie. looked like it was on a plane. >>alisyn: that's better? >>steve: eric bolling in for brian who is on vacation. ali is in for gretchen. >>alisyn: what have you done with your staff? >>steve: they are on vacation. >>alisyn: a lot of news. there are brand-new concerns about killer whales that freed themselves from the ice in quebec. no one has seen them since. we watched that video of a family of 12 whales struggling to breathe out of a hole the size of a pickup truck. then the wind shifted and the water opened up -- the ice opened up and the grandmother whale, we're told, led them all to safety. but now aerial crews sent
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to track them cannot find the whales. killer whales can swim a mile before needing air. that is about 20 minutes. we'll keep an eye on this story and bring developments as soon as we get them. there is enough evidence, we're told, to put the accused dark knight shooter on trial. he is expected to be arraigned today. but it is likely defense attorneys will ask for a delay. james holmes is accused of opening fire in a colorado theater last july killing 12 people and injuring 70. there is a new twist in the case of the lottery winner poisoned with cyanide the day he cashed his lotto winnings. sources say his widow did not eat the same food he did the night he got sick. court documents reveal she was in a fight with his family over money and tried cashing his winning check after he died. she is in question but no suspects have been named yet. an indiana boy allegedly kidnapped by his
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grandparents nearly two decades ago has been found in minnesota. richard landers, now 24 years old, had been using a name his grandparents gave him. police were able to track him down using a social security number given to them by his step father last year. >> the young man living in the state of minnesota was using the social security number. but what was really interesting was that doing further checking on who this person was, he had the same exact date of birth as the boy listed as missing in 1994. >>alisyn: no word on whether the grandparents will face charges. police say they took him during a custody battle with parents. >>steve: the white house says the task force headed by joe biden taking aim on stopping gun violence but the n.r.a. and other groups fighting back this morning. they say it is a cover to attack the second amendment. let's go to our bureau. peter doocy with a report. >> the president of the national rifle association said in a cnn interview
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last night that by inviting his organization into the white house, the administration was just checking a box so they could say they met with supporters of the second amendment. here's the n.r.a.'s official statement. "we were disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the second amendment while claiming that no policy proposals would be prejudiced, this task force spent most of its time on restrictions on lawful firearms owners. based on that, it does not sound like there is much common ground between the national rifle association and the white house." but the vice president indicated otherwise. he also says he thinks a great deal can be done without in any way impinging on the rights the second amendment guarantees. >> i committed to them i'd have these recommendations to them by tuesday. it doesn't mean it's the end of the discussion.
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but the public wants us to act. >> today at 2:15 the vice president will meet with members of the video gaming industry which signals a shift of attention toward the way guns are played with virtually, and it also represents one of the biden task force's final meetings because as you just heard, he promised yesterday to hand the president his recommendations about how to make the country safer by tuesday. back to you. >>steve: apparently, according to some people who were in one of the early-morning meetings yesterday where he met with -- the vice president did -- with sporting groups, the consensus according to joe biden was he wants to see something consensus on universal background checks. he did not mention assault weapons ban in public but a spokesman for the n.r.a., in a private meeting with the n.r.a., he said he wanted that. that could be a
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negotiations thing. i want an assault weapons ban like we had in the 1990's and then take that off the table. >> i think the white house is doing what they have to do. they have to bring joe biden. i guess even bring eric holder up with the department of justice, although there is history with eric holder and guns. in the 1990's the government said we need the brain wash the people the way we did with cigarettes and smoking. it is interesting the way they are going after it. they are going after the people with wal-mart, people with dick's sporting goods. they are trying to get them on board with some sort of gun regulation they come up with. they know if they pull these gun shows out of the public, the guns will be sold through them so they are going at it through the money angle. very, very smart process, but i don't think --
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they're not staying true to the second amendment. >>steve: you mentioned the current attorney general and his sound bite from back in the 1990's. here is eric holder talking back in 1995 about gun control. think about what he said then and how it applies now. >> what we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that's not cool. it's not acceptable. it's not hip to carry a gun anymore. in the way in which we changed our attitudes about cigarettes. when i was growing up, people smoked all the time. both my parents did. but over time we changed the way in which people thought about smoking. now we have people who cower outside of buildings and smoke in private and don't want to admit it. >>alisyn: that was his feeling in 1995. we don't know if that is still eric holder's feeling is today. if there is any common ground, what they've said they all agree on is that
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the background checks need to be better. even the guns -- the n.r.a. felt that way also. you need to somehow know if someone is mentally ill. you need to know and flag it. >> that is whats n.r.a. -- that is what the n.r.a. was saying to the vice president. we have plenty of gun laws in the country, mr. vice president. are they being enforced? no. what about criminals? criminals and crazy people. look at what happened in sandy hook. those guns were bought by mrs. lanza legally. they were stolen. how do you ever stop that? that's one of the other reasons the n.r.a. suggests once again we tpwhaoed to have security in the -- we need to have security in the schools. >> last night on sean hannity show there was a couple of gun people. one was in the meeting. the second may not have been in the meeting. had very interesting take-aways from the meeting. take a listen. >> essentially the meeting was unproductive. i think most of us had very low expectations going into it, and basically our
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presumptions were met. i think that he ran the meeting the way he saw fit. we had the opportunity to speak, and i think there were a lot of things that we agreed on. but at the end, he chose instead to focus on our differences. >> when we deal with this issue, if we focus on the gun, we miss the opportunity in this country to zero this on the real problem, which is always in whose hands are the guns. when we ask and craft the question correctly, we find a great deal of agreement. but when we dance around the issue, talking about gun control, which means different things to different people, we never really talk about the problem. and in many ways we didn't when it came to guns, talk directly about the problem today. >>alisyn: the numbers are very interesting. if you look back at two decades about whether guns are the problem or people
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with the guns in their hands are the problem, it's interesting because gun violence and violent crime has gone down in this country significantly. u.s. violent crime in the past two decades down 49%. u.s. murder rate down 49%. yet the rate of gun purchases and who owns guns is up. >> that's a very important step. a lot of these gun control advocates are saying it is the number of guns, the type of guns, type of magazines. if you put that screen up, that is from the f.b.i. the first numbers are from the f.b.i. that show that violent crime rate is down 49%. murder rate -- so it takes into account the population growth. the second one is from the department of justice that shows the number of firearms held by american citizens has gone up almost 100%. as more guns are entering our society, the violent crime rates are going down. if you want a pro- advocate full screen, keep playing that one. >>steve: because there
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are so many people worried that the government is coming after their guns, the n.r.a. announced yesterday their paid membership has gone up 100,000 in the last 18 days. >>alisyn: we'll have more in the rest of the show. we want to get to the other top story. the flu. the c.d.c. will be releasing new numbers on the flu outbreak. 48 states are reporting a wide number of outbreaks. this comes with new concerns about vaccine shortages. >> people are scrambling all across the country, including here in d.c., to find the flu vaccine, like much of the country, the level of flu cases are unusually high. some doctors and pharmacies tell us they are running short of the vaccine if they have it at all. if d.c. the city has more than 300 confirmed flu cases, triple the number for all of last season. maryland and virginia are seeing widespread numbers too. that caused a run on the
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flu vaccine. some of the c.v.s. pharmacies in the area were out but the minute clinic inside the store still had some vaccine available when we checked. some health care providers tell us they are not expecting to get more vaccine for the next day or two. others aren't sure if they will be able to get at all. with the widespread levels and the short supplies in maryland, virginia, and d.c., we're told shortages could get worse. and those that are out of the vaccine can only tell people to try and check back. that's the latest here in washington. >>steve: eric, have you had your flu shot? >> i don't have flu shots and i don't have my son get flu shots. >>steve: you've got to get a flu shot. >>alisyn: you won't believe in it? >> if i feel sick, i won't come to work. but i think the body needs to fight these things. >>alisyn: we had nurses on, eight fired, and they said if you can be
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meticulous about washing your hands it might be just as protective, of course some doctors disagree. we'll have doctors later on in the show. >>steve: did you have your flu shot? >>alisyn: it was a nasal inhaler. that's what i think i had. >>steve: we'll find out. straight ahead on this friday, a story we've been following. a teacher accused of giving a disgraceful lesson to his students. >> he took the flag and he said that it was just a symbol of america. it was just a piece of cloth with colors on it. and then he threw it on the ground and stomped on it. >>steve: that's an english class. this morning there is a big update on that story. >> millions of people use it but now a warning about one of the most popular sleeping pills on the sleeping pills on the market. as a mom, you spend a lot of time helping others.
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>>eric: last year we faced a fiscal cliff or two, watched a rising china and witnessed a growing conflict in the middle east. what kind of chaos will impact world markets in think of the? we have the president of the global consulting firm that releases the biggest red herrings for the coming year. thanks for joining us. saoeplts to be a lot -- seems to be a lot in the past. what are the major ones we have to look out for in 2013? >> for the last four years we've been dealing with the fallout of the financial crisis. that has been about the wealthy world, double-dip recession, is japan going to get washed into the sea? it turns out all of those were overstated, as we see. >>eric: were they
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overstated? there are a lot of people who say a lot of our financial problems stemmed from the european meltdown that almost happened, the greece, italy, spain, portugal. but they were overstated? >> the number of folks that over the last couple of years said the euro zone wasn't going to make us, europe wouldn't be with us anymore, that clearly was overstated. it never was going todom pass. the united states had all sorts of issues in its own government. you didn't see double-dip recession in the u.s. think about before the u.s. election how many people said these companies are keeping trillions of dollars on the sidelines because they're worried about the u.s. how many people are keeping trillions of dollars on the sidelines because they're worried about uncertainty in china? china is more uncertain. two thirds of the world's growth comes from emerging markets. these are countries much
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more volatile. now the financial crisis finally in our rear-view mirror, we'll spend more time in there. >>eric: what the arab summer? arab spring, arab summer? >> we have a boom going on, offshore gas brazil and mexico. as a consequence, the down side in the middle east which is exploding, that will have less impact on the u.s. ironically the fact that it has less impact on the u.s. means the likelihood that things like the syrian war continues to mepastasize. >>eric: can we talk about washington politics. >> no one can look at the government and say it is working. it is dysfunctional. that comes in the context of unemployment going down, comes in the context of
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corporations making record profits. there is down side in washington. the fact we're facing debt limit and sequestration in the next couple of months is going to slow growth. >>eric: we're running out of time. help me out here. the u.s. worker is the most productive worker on the planet, but our unemployment rate continues to stay stubbornly high. does that mean we're getting used to an 8% -- 7%, 8%, 9% unemployment rate? we're just going to become more productive? >> it does mean that to a degree. we're not going back to the old reciprocality. corporations are keeping work out of the u.s. with workers off the rolls they were still incredibly productive. >>eric: thank you, sir. we'll be back in two.
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>>alisyn: welcome back. 24 minutes past the hour. hobby lobby finding a way to delay finding insurance for emergency contraception required under obamacare. the company says it will shift its plan year by several months. hobby lobby sued on grounds it violates its religious beliefs. what is the most on-time airline? the survey says it's delta. from january to november last year nearly 87% of flights arrived within 15 minutes scheduled time. u.s. airways came in second. let's go over to steve. >>steve: thank you very much, ali. if you want to wear a green beret and be part of the u.s. army special forces,
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it takes a lot more than doing a bunch of push-ups. the training process is relentless. our next guest knows about it. retired lieutenant colonel tony schwamm is author of "the tkpwer -- the guerilla factory." it is not easy to be a member of the special operations, in particular the green berets? >> no. that's not something you want to wake up and think you want to do over the weekend. you start off with a three-week crucible. if you make it through the selection course, then you get to go through six months of a lot of high-adventure training. >>steve: high-adventure training; that's a nice way to say it. what does that mean? >> specifically, it's a lot
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of push-ups. it's a lot of climbing ropes. it's a lot of walking through swamps. the difference in army special forces is the ambiguity around all the difficult things. one of the things i try to highlight in the book it's like taking a difficult literature class while trying to achieve a personal best in some athletic event. the selection course is specifically designed to be ambiguous. a lot of people quit because they don't know what's going to happen next. that's what happens when you're on these types of missions. you don't know what's going to happen next. >>steve: you were training for awhile, a long period of time. you keep moving the gold post. at this stage you're going to do this, but those darned trainers, they changed everything. >> right. it's just to see if we can make you quit. first we've all made it. we're not playing the
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defenders of the game. we've all made it. and we all know what's going to be expected. when we go back in the training portion, we're looking for that character flaw that's going to come out when you're on a mission that lasts longer than a couple of minutes. we need someone who's got the emotional endurance. when you finish this training, you know who you are probably better than i can't imagine another profession. >>steve: colonel, in reading your book, it details how many people drop out in each of the many stages. ultimately of the number of people who try out in the beginning, who check the box and say i want to try, how many make it? >> it's about a 25% to 30% washout rate. if 1,000 guys raise their hands, maybe 250, 300 will make it across the stage with a green beret. >>steve: great new book called "guerilla factory."
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thank you for your service, sir. >> thank you for having me. >>steve: exactly 28 minutes after the top of the hour on this friday. is this a lesson you want your kids to have? >> he took the flag and he said that it was just a symbol of america. it was just a piece of cloth with colors on it. and then he threw it on the ground and stomped on it. >>steve: he did that in english class. today's big update on that story and that teacher. it's one of the most popular sleeping pills on the market, but this morning a dangerous warning. first, happy birthday to naomi judd who celebrated a birthday, there's katie o'brien, our intern -- today her last day -- bringing naomi a little cupcake. she's 67.
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there's massive speculation about what he said, what putin said. what do you think? why don't you e-mail us and let us know what you think he said. >>alisyn: i'm more struck by the woman standing behind putin but she is wearing a sweater. it is just flesh-colored. send us what you would like to see in that thought bubble over the boy. let's talk about what a south carolina high school teacher did in class as part of supposedly a lesson. this is scott compton, this south carolina high school teacher. he taught there for 12 years. he was an honors english teacher. he decided during a lesson that what he needed to do was show basically how insignificant the u.s. flag
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is because it is cloth with colors on it so he took it down and stomped on it in front of the kids. >> he did it in one class, a class after that and a third class. his lawyer said he only talks about positive things regarding the united states and was trying to show that america is greater than the material it represents. keep in mind, it is protected what he did. was it stupid? yes. was it shocking? yes. it shocked students and parents. and here's one of each. >> he was teaching us about symbols and he gave us examples such as the cross symbolizes christianity. then he took the flag and said it was just a symbol of america. it was just a piece of cloth with colors on it. and then he threw it on the ground and stomped on it. >> what was the reaction of the students in the classroom? just watching it? anyone say anything to him? >> yeah. we were all very shocked.
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and he even made a comment afterwards. he said that at least we reacted better than his other class. that he had a girl scream in another class. >> the very first person who responded was the superintendent. he said he was not aware of it. this was the first he heard of it. and he would immediately investigate it. he also added that he too was a veteran and that he did not agree with what may have happened. the very next morning, on friday morning, i received an e-mail from him stating that on the initial investigation that he had suspended the teacher, or placed him on administrative leave and that a further investigation was underway. >>eric: i called that superintendent and said where does the investigation stand. he said we'd like to let you know that we've let the teacher go. they fired him. they put him on administrative leave until they investigated. they investigated. this guy, he's on it. more superintendents should
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be like this guy. just so happens he's a 20-year army veteran as well. he said when a teacher brings personal bias into the classroom, i've got a problem with it. we've got a problem with it. he gets fired. he said mark bounds would defend the teacher's right to do that outside of the classroom to the death. but the fact that he brought it in, personal bias into the classroom, that's where they drew the line. they fired him and is waiting final approval by the board. he expects to get that. >>alisyn: that's fast. usually with public schools it takes a long time to get the board of education on board. that's interesting. >>steve: it's hard to run it up the flagpole if somebody just stomped on it. >>alisyn: great point. thank you. meanwhile let's get your headlines. talk about bad timing, brand-new problems with the dream liner. on the same day the f.a.a. is announcing a review on the jets. two problems. one a crack on the
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windshield. the other an oil leak in the engine. the news comes on the same day u.s. transportation officials are expected to hold a press conference to address electrical issues with these planes. >>eric: a warning if you take the sleeping pill ambien, alisyn. the food and drug administration wants doctors to cut doses over concerns it is too potent. they say all sleeping pills with the chemical zalfaden in those can leave users too drowsy even after getting eight hours of sleep. women are more at risk because for some unknown reason the drug stays in the bloodstream of women longer. women, cut the dosage in half. >>steve: that black wave is a dust cloud hitting the
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coast of australia. it swept up from the land. witnesses say it only took a few minutes to build up like that. no one was hurt and nothing was damaged. that is an incredible sight. >>eric: that may be called a hay boob. >>alisyn: remember this scene in a movie? >> all those security scenarios you ran, they're smack in the middle. >>alisyn: there was a real snake on a plane. a ten-foot long python, fighting for its life to hang on during a two-hour flight. passengers catching the scene on camera. the snake was still clinging to the plane when it landed. how does a snake hang on, exactly? >>eric: with its teeth? >>steve: the fangs. >>eric: really small hands.
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that's scary. >>steve: we've got an extreme weather alert. winter storm sweeping through california. shut down a major interstate in the grapevine section. most of the state experiencing its biggest drop in temperatures in years. mother nature slopping several inches of snow -- dropping several inches of snow in utah. >> we're going to push 60 degrees here in new york city. how crazy is that? we have two storms. one is a very spring-like storm. tornadoes across louisiana yesterday. that is pushing up the ohio river valley and the great lakes will get a couple of inches of rain and also sleet and/or freezing rain. here's our big storm system bringing the potential for heavy snow. we've got 12 to 24 inches of snow, blowing snow and blizzard conditions. winter weather advisories as well as blizzard
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warnings for a dozen states. the red is where you see the blizzard warnings. the pink is where you see the winter storm warning. in the purple freezing rain advisory and ice storm warning. that is really dangerous. slippery roads, difficult travel if not impossible with icy conditions. the ice on the roads and tree limbs could cause major problems and hour outages. we'll keep you up to date from the fox news extreme weather center. >>steve: brian is off today. for sports we've got katie o'brien. katie is our intern. she was with us during the summer. she did her entire christmas break here. she's a sophomore at syracuse. >> it's sports time. the jacksonville jaguars to fire their head coach. mike mulberry has become the eighth player to call it ghost since the end of the season. mall hrar can i was
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fired -- malarky was fired at the end of the season. could quarterback tim tebow be out of a job? tebow is a jacksonville native and will most likely be released by the jets. jaguars new g.m. put those rumors to rest. >> he is a member of the new york jets, so i can't imagine a scenario where he would be a jacksonville jaguar. >> say that again. >> i can't imagine a scenario where he'd be a jacksonville jaguar. even if he's released. >> the question now becomes is there a team out there willing to give tebow a chance? football fans, get ready for another weekend of playoff games as the divisional round gets underway. the ravens against the broncos. on sunday the houston
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texans take on the new england patriots. >>steve: should be a big weekend for sports. ladies and gentlemen, katie o'brien. [applause] >>steve: today is her last day. you want to be in communications one day? >> correct. >>steve: all right for now go get alisyn's dry cleaning. >>alisyn: great job. thanks for your help. how often do you see this? a rare snowstorm. >>eric: the idea of trading gas tkpwuz letters for fuel efficient cars hurt the environment. science to push their agenda. .e choosing advil® because helps you keep doing what you love.
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>>eric: extreme weather in jerusalem. the holy land getting a rare snowstorm that paralyzed the city. eight inches piling up on palm trees and streets. it's been over a decade since the last snowfall in the city. michael j. fox is ready for a comeback. he says his parkinson's is under control and he'll be returning to a new tv show where he plays a character who has parkinson's. >>alisyn: some people believe their environmental plans are scientifically sound but are they ignoring evidence when it does not back up their agenda? hank campbell is the founder of science 2.0 and cofounder of science left behind, feel-good fallacies in the rise of the anti-scientific left. let's talk about supposedly environmentally sound policies that ended up not being so. you say the first one is cash for clunkers. that was the government program designed to take
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bad fuel-inefficient cars off the streets and replace them with more environmentally-friendly car. but what ended up happening? >> that was the belief. it was always economically suspect, but we were told if we cared about the environment this was a good idea. but it turned out to be an incredibly bad idea. aside from a negligible quarter of a point difference in fuel efficiency that didn't help much in emissions, they turned out to have shredded all of the 690,000 cars turned in under this program. cars are incredibly recyclable. we can recycle almost 100 partly cloudy of them. we eliminated a lot of cars which had to be reproduced. incredibly a bad idea for the environment to get rid of these cars, shred the metal and sell it to china. >>alisyn: the government said it had to crush or sell the cars because they didn't want them sneaking back on to the street but in the process it ended up doing something not
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environmentally friendly. let's move to fracking. new york state released a report that was a summary of a previous report that determined fracking is safe if it's done with proper safeguards in place. that is not reflected in the matt damon movie "the promised land. " >> that is not a science movie. we've been doing fracking for 70 years and it is obviously far safer today than it's ever been. the only science in that movie is the guy who played mark twain and said google fracking. there is far more evidence in fracking than global warming. >>alisyn: let's talk about what some cities have done to prevent flooding when it comes to hurricanes. yet other cities like new york are resisting building a storm shelter, a barrier, because environmentalists say that would give people a false sense of security.
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>> mankind for millions of years has obviously resisted nature. nature is completely impartial and wants to kill us. we build houses and we build dams and we do lots of engineering things to keep people from dying. it is cynical and unfortunate any environmental will say we don't want 50 people to die in a hurricane. we want to have 5000 people die -- we want to have 500 people die because we want to make our point about global warming. >>alisyn: i think they say if new york city were to build a dam around the city people would be more careful about what they're doing environmentally. >> it is overcynicism to make a cultural agenda and raise money on new awareness thing. natural gas used to be the go-to energy solution. once what is implemented they went against that.
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$17 billion damage to new york city has to be worthwhile environmentally to not have construction crews and the resources it takes to rebuild all the parts of new york city that were damaged. >>alisyn: as we saw with superstorm sandy. your book is called "science left behind." thanks for showing your perspective. the future of gun security. we'll show you what this high-tech revolving door can do. that's next. then dad did not see this coming. his baby steals the show. ♪ as a mom, you spend a lot of time helping others. hamburger helper can help you back.
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>>eric: is this the future of gun security? it's a high-tech revolving door. it's a security system all in one trying to get in to keeping guys with guns from getting into malls and schools and theaters. >>steve: that company's managing director joins us. we saw a little thing you put together, computer graphic. tell us how it would work. explain it to us how it's working. >> the thing to notice about it is you can see into the mechanism because we've taken the covers off for the animation. these will be covered so that weapons cannot be passed between two attackers. that's an important thing. secondly, the portals in the video are all running at the same speed. it would work differently in reality. these know exactly where each person is. each portal unit is robotic. it would track the pace of the person as they walk through. if they go quickly, it would move quickly.
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if they move slowly, it would go slowly. at one point in the middle of the cycle, if there is a weapon it will be detected by at least a metal detector. the portal would stop, give a message to reverse direction. the person would be backed out of the portal. >>steve: as the person is enclosed, it is a scan, would it back the person out or trap them between the two walls. >> you don't want to trap people in anything. you would reverse them out. the main thing is keep the weapon out of the building. >>steve: for practical purposes, i can see it being used in sports venues. how many people can you get through this mechanism at maximum capacity? >> the real -- once we build the prototype we'll be able to test it with people going through. the idea is it can move as fast as someone can walk.
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that was the real challenge. traditional high-security portals are very, very slow. the reason this looks so different is because it's allowing people to move at a fairly quick pace. and that was the real challenge. if it couldn't be quick, it wouldn't work in places like schools where at certain times of day a lot of people come and go. >>steve: it's an interesting idea. i know your next step is to build a prototype. you're looking for partners to help you there. robert osann joining us from seattle. thank you very much. provocative idea. >>eric: feel like you got the flu? i don't. how do you know when to go to the hospital? a doctor here to answer your questions. >>steve: al gore chose to work with al jazeera. >> over glenn beck. >>steve: more from glenn beck at the top of the hour. you're watching "fox & friends."
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>> alisyn: good morning, everyone. it's friday, january 11. i'm alisyn camerota in for gretchen today. the flu outbreak getting worse. reports that as the virus continues to spread, supplies of the vaccine are running low. we're live on the ground with the very latest you need to know. >> eric: are you ready? are you sure? are you paying attention? the vice president leading the charge ton gun control. that's strange because here is joe biden around 2008. >> i guarantee you, barak obama ain't taking my shotguns. so don't buy that malarky! >> steve: oh, man. >> eric: the vice president have it both ways? we report. you decide. >> steve: we should play that a couple times today. and dad didn't see this coming.
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♪ . >> steve: the kid is doing the shaky butt dance. that's awesome. his baby steals the show right from him. who is that? who the kid? details on this friday edition of "fox & friends." that's adorable. >> alisyn: little kids dancing is about the cutest thing you'll ever see. >> steve: absolutely. >> alisyn: they are natural born fantastic dancers. i remember when my kids were this agers we'd love to turn on music and they would cut a rug. >> steve: i've seen you at the christmas party after four drinks, you're the same way. >> alisyn: with the pacifier in my mouth like that? >> eric: if you enjoy that, that's from a christian singer, i believe his name coffee anderson. that was on godtube. that's fantastic. >> alisyn: in the meantime, let's get to your headlines,
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tell us what else you need to know. fox news alert. a brand-new jail break in a prison near baghdad. iraqi authorities searching right now for 12 prisoners who escaped. they did it lieu the windows of their cells. some of the escapees linked to al-qaeda. guardser being questioned to see if they helped. the nasty flu outbreak prompting new concerns of a crack seen shortage. more than 128 million doses of the vaccine have already been shipped out. that's 95% of the season's supply. pennsylvania is having its worst season in three years. plus 11,000 cases have been confirmed there and 22 deaths. cdc is expected to release new numbers later this morning much new flu cases. in 15 minutes, dr. mark siegle will be here to answer your flu questions. there are new concerns about the killer whales that freed themselves from quebec. no one has seen them since. we've all watched the video of this family of 12 whales
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struggling to breathe out of a hole in the ice the size of a pick up truck. then the winds shifted and the water opened up and the grandmother whale, we're told, led them off to safety. but now aerial crews set to track them cannot seem to locate the whales. killer whales can swim a mile before needing air. that's 20 minutes. so we're keeping an eye on this story and will bring you any developments as soon as we get them into our news room. let's talk about stealing the show. [ laughter ] >> alisyn: that adorable boy from irving, texas, he stole the spotlight during his dad's new year's eve concert. his father is a christian singer and he told us that his son always dances when he plays guitar at home. this was not planned. the clip has been circulating on youtube with couple thousand hits over just the past day. fantastic. >> steve: at the beginning of the clip where the little kid is
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off to the side of the stage, he's next to some gigantic fiddle faddle. i had no idea they still made that. >> eric: quite good, steve. >> alisyn: it's also like you at the christmas party where he just moves his arm. not his feet. >> steve: 'cause i'm doing the ymca. i do some claps. that's just the way we dance. [ laughter ] that's the way we roll. listen, joe biden had more meetings yesterday with people involved with guns, in particular with the nra. and today he's going to be meeting with people from hollywood and video games. the president gave him an assignment to come up with a response after sandy hook and he'll have something on the president's desk by tuesday. some people in the meeting yesterday morning said he seemed to be going back to some common things. he wants to see a limit on high capacity magazines. he wants to see universal background checks. he did not mention anything about an assault weapons ban in
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public. but in private, he did tell the nra that he was going for that. >> eric: can i just point out? we have an assault weapons ban. i know the issue is do you also extend it to semiautomatic weapons? fully automatic weapons, they're banned. you can't own them for a long time the question is do you extend that to the semiautomatic, which means if you pull the trigger once -- >> steve: one bullet per boom, boom, boom. >> eric: fully automatic is hold the trigger down, it will keep firing. there is clearly a distinction. interesting that the vice president met with the nra yesterday. then he's going to meet with the hollywood people today and make his recommendations. i spoke to -- we go back and forth on twit better cory booker. cory booker is the mayor of newark, new jersey, whose city had a problem with gun and crime problem. he's got pragmatic ideas. he says take a look at
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background checks. >> alisyn: as they apply to mental health. >> eric: number two, strictly go after the mental health issues in a city and number three, gun trafficking. people aren't really talking about that. but he said let's make gun trafficking a major federal offense and have the feds really crack down on pragmatic ideas. not a bad kind of -- user friendly. >> alisyn: obviously the people who own gun, the people who are gun enthusiast,ment nra are exactly who the vice president should be talking about because they are immersed in the culture and know what loopholes, if any, could be closed. i'm sure they know what safety precautions they would prefer. so there was apparently a little bit of common ground burke the gun rights advocates left feeling that they didn't really have a big meeting of the minds with the vice president. here is what they had to say. >> essentially the meeting was unproductive. i think that most of us had very low expectations going into it
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and basically our presumptions were met. i think that he ran the meeting the way he saw fit. we had the opportunity to speak and i think that there were a lot of things that we agreed on, but at the end, he chose instead to focus on our differences. >> when we deal with this issue, if we focus on the gun, we miss the opportunity in this country to zero in on the real problem, which is always in whose hands are the guns. when we ask and cra the question correctly, we find a great deal of agreement. but when we dance around the issue, talking about gun control, which means different things to different people, we never really talk about the problem. in many ways we didn't when it came to guns talk directly about the problem today. >> steve: that's such a good point because when you just talk generally about gun control, a majority of people in this
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country are against restricting our constitutional right to legally own guns. it's interesting, a majority of the people in this country feel that way, and now the president and vice president are talk being we got to do something to rein them in, which is not how they sounded back in 2008 when they were both running against each other for president. first up, i believe joe biden, followed by than illinois senator barak obama. listen to this hypocrisy. >> i guarantee you, barak obama ain't taking my shotguns, so don't buy that malarky! don't buy that malarky! they're going to start peddling that to you. i got two. if he tries to pull my baretta, he's got a problem. >> i don't want any misunderstanding when y'all go home and talking to your buddies and say oh, he wants to take my gun away, you've heard it here action i'm on television. everybody knows it. i believe in the second
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amendment. i believe in people's lawful right to bear arms. i will not take your shotgun away. i will not take your rifle away. i won't take your hand gun away. >> alisyn: how is that hypocrisy ? >> eric: they've already talked about a national registry, right? so if they start registering every single -- >> alisyn: aff wants to better be able to figure out when a crime is committed. >> eric: what's the next step, though? if you register every gun, does it not open up the focus for them saying, i know where every gun is and if i want to pull that gun down the road off the market or the people's ownership -- >> alisyn: i understand. >> eric: we'll start knocking on doors and anyone who has an ar 15 now and maybe anyone who has a shotgun three years from now. >> alisyn: that's not what they suggested. >> steve: it's close, so we're going to take that gun.
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that's the problem. >> alisyn: they have people that suggested that makes people nervous is the executive order, that the president might be able to use to bypass congress that, if it didn't go his way and he didn't think he could get the votes in congress, that he could do something with some sort of executive action. that makes people nervous because it's a unilateral decision. >> steve: it is interesting, they are talking about getting rid of high capacity magazines and stuff like that, assault rifles. essentially the same stuff we gave to the mexicans in operation fast and furious. >> eric: i need to make this point, the focus is on this ar 15 rifle. do you know that of all the murders in america, 3 1/2%, 3 1/2% were used -- people were using rifles. so for the vast majority of murders, it had nothing to do with rifles. >> steve: more people last year were killed by hammers than killed by rifles. >> eric: and fists. >> steve: we were just showing joe biden, the current vice
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president. now let's talk about past vice president, al gore. you know that he has sold his current television network now to al-jazeera for a half a billion dollars. it's interesting, glenn beck apparently tried to -- you know, went to the negotiating table, said, i'd like to talk to you about buying that. what happened? here is a story he told o'reilley last night. >> we called him up and we said, so we want to make an offer, blah, blah, blah, great. they said who is this mercury company? and they said, well, that would have to actually go to the vice president. yeah, we're going to call you back. within 15 minutes they called us back and they said the vice president has a reputation and under no circumstance will he ever entertain an offer from
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glenn beck. >> even if it was 500 or 700 million? >> we never got to the table. we weren't allowed to the table. his legacy of his network was so important sew sold it to al zoo greer a. we believe he's more in line with al-jazeera than he is with anything i would preach, american exceptionalism, american common sense, responsibility, hard work. hey, i live in texas. drill? you bet. i have bet he thinks i'm much more dangerous than al-jazeera. he's that insane. [ laughter ] >> steve: all right. >> alisyn: right. obviously glenn beck has a point. al gore would not want to sell it to glenn beck, but everybody points out that al-jazeera reflect what al gore's philosophy is, the organization that in the middle east was the platform for where osama bin laden could go to air his rants?
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>> steve: rather than sell to an american broadcaster, he sold so al-jazeera which is operated by the people in the united arab emirates, all that money from oil. ironically, he's the green guy. >> eric: that little hypocrisy alert has been mr. green, against fossil fuels, dirty fuel, dirty oil. then sells it for his stake being $100 million to the dirty group. >> steve: before the higher taxes kicked in. >> alisyn: let us know what you think. do you have questions about the flu, like when should you head to the emergency room? how bad do your symptoms need to be? dr. mark siegle is here to answer your questions. >> eric: then it's the state with the worst funded pension system and now there is word you could be stuck with the bills. stuart varney on deck. >> steve: what's your beef, stu? >> very funny. never heard that one before.
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>> steve: attention, taxpayers, get ready for another bailout. the state of illinois may be in need of our help to get out of debt and deal with their pension shortfall. the situation is so bad, stuart varney says a bailout may be the only option. >> wait a second. that's a little extreme. >> steve: okay. >> it is one option and it's an option which the governor of illinois has not ruled out. a lot of other politicians are saying, please no. don't bail us out! but governor quinn refuses to say, no, don't bail us out. >> eric: how much are they in debt? >> okay. the pension, the pension system alone is $96 billion in debt. in other words, they've got to shell out $96 billion in the future, which they do not have right now. >> steve: how much do they have? >> no.
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wait a second. they haven't got anything. they're getting worse to the tune of $17 million a day. look, in illinois, it's very typical of many states around the country where young people are being laid off by the government and services are being cut so that they can pay the pensions of retired state workers. illinois is the worst case of the lot. >> steve: so they may be looking for a federal bailout. have been have to go in front of the american people and say, hey people in texas, and people in the great state of florida, you've been living within your means and yet, some people up in the land of lincoln have been going crazy and you'll have to bail them out. >> so there is a scramble not to use the words bailout. >> steve: i don't blame them. >> run a mile from the concept of that. no, it would be help for the states. or in the case of illinois, they may try to go for is the government, washington, d.c., guarantees the debt of illinois. that is a real securities back door bailout.
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but it's a bailout none the less. >> eric: and very dangerous. what you reference is the unfunded liability, right? >> yep. >> eric: give us a sense of illinois, $96 billion? >> 96 billion. >> eric: nationally? >> 300% in illinois since the late 1990s. nationally, the unfunded pension liability for state workers only is well over a trillion and mounting constantly. >> steve: we were speaking earlier in the break about how that bell, california fiasco where so many people were getting such rich payouts, now a lot of municipalities have really reined it in. not illinois. >> no. what really needs to happen is some restriction on the pensions paid to existing retirees that have been promised x. >> steve: that's difficult. because you got a deal. >> they promised it, and it's legally binding, but you can't pay them. most states are trying to pay them, you have to cut services
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and raise taxes. illinois has done that and it's not working. >> eric: stuart varney on the fox business ned network, starts at 9:20 every day. >> thank you very much. bruce? no. >> steve: bruce? >> where did i get ha from? springstein. that's where i got that from. >> steve: bruce and boling. >> was this a compliment? sorry. >> eric: sure you don't have the flu? >> steve: thank you, jack. straight ahead, cursive writing becoming nearly extinct in our schools. so should we just get rid of it all together or do we need a cursive comeback? a report coming straight ahead and you'll decide. >> eric: coming up, do you have questions about the flu? when should you head to the emergency room when you start calling people bruce? dr. mark siegle coming up.
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>> alisyn: fox news alert. the fierce flu outbreak is prompting new warnings this morning for people to get out and get their flu shot. wnyw theresa is live outside of roosevelt hospital in new york city with more on the effort there. hi, theresa. >> the city is really sounding the alarm this morning when it comes to the flu saying we're in the middle of a full-blown flu epidemic. this is one of the worst flu seasons in recent years. but i should tell you the city of new york has stopped short of declaring a public health emergency, like some other cities have done, mainly boston. so the city health department is tracking about a 5% increase in hospital visits where patients say they are experiencing
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flu-like symptoms. this is pretty unusual because peak flu season isn't until midwinter. not this year, though. this flu hit early and it hit hard. here is the city health commissioner. >> bad year. we got lots of flu, mainly type a, ahn 2, which tends to be more severe. we're seeing plenty of cases of flu and plenty of people sick with flu. >> the states reporting 1900 confirmed cases of the flu, two resulting in pediatric deaths. this prompted governor cuomo to do his part, get his flu shot. like any good patient, he also got a lollipop at thend. we want to mention the biggest way to prevent getting the flu is going the flu shot. but health experts say you should wash your hands often, make sure you don't put your hands to your mouth. things like that. if you're sick, stay home. that is the latest from the west side of manhattan this morning, i'll send it back to you. >> alisyn: those are good. the flu fear is creating a lot of questions.
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we know you have many. we brought in dr. mark siegle to answer some of those. dr. siegle, great to see you. >> good to see you. >> alisyn: let's start with this question, when do you go to the hospital? when are your symptoms? how do you know how bad your symptoms are that should prompt going to the hospital? >> key question because you don't want to add fear to the equation here. you don't want to go to the hospital unnecessarily because you can pick up germs there and you can block people who have life-threatening conditions. you don't want to block someone who is having a heart attack that needs emergency treatment. when do you go to the hospital? when your doctor tells you to go, when you can't keep fluids down, when your fever is very high. and when you don't know what you have. that's when you go to the hospital. but for most people, you have fatigue, you have muscle aches, you have headache. you have fever. you have sore throat. you have some nasal congestion, that's probably the flu. most of the time that could be treated with a doctor's visit rather than going to the hospital. >> alisyn: good to moment our viewers have a lot of questions, so they've written in. charles asks, how do you explain the fact that people who have
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gotten the flu shot are still getting the flu? >> charles, people are not getting the flu from the flu shot. here is why. the flu shot uses a dead virus. we take a virus. we put it in chicken eggs still actually, then when we're done with it, the virus dead. when it's injected into your body t cannot infect you? >> alisyn: i think his question is you can still get the flu, even if you've gotten the new shot, it's not 100% effective. >> you can get an allergic reaction, which is not the flu, and yes, 'cause it could be a different strain. it may not be the strain that's in the shot. or the shot itself is not 100% effective against the strains out there. so you could actually get sick from the same thing the flu shot is trying to cover. >> alisyn: got it. tom from missouri says, i heard that flu shots only protect us for three months. if we get a shot early on, is the second one recommended to last the entire flu season? >> tom, nine months. not three months. it lasts for nine months.
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but if you're very young, you may need a second flu shot. if you're very old, your immunity isn't what it used to be, you may need a second flu shot. for most people, one is enough. if you got one in september, you're still covered. >> alisyn: i think i did. eddie asks, should you still get a flu shot if you have already survived an experience with this ugly bug and only have a lingering cough? if you got the flu this season, are you now covered or do you still need to get a flu shot? >> you need. eddie u need a flu shot 'cause you may not have had the kind of flu you think you have. that nasty bug that we were talking about, the h 3 n 2 may not be what you had. you don't have any way of knowing that. get the flu shot just to be sure. >> alisyn: excellent. keep e-mailing us your questions at friends at fox news.com. we will continue to ask mark siegle for his expertise. >> don't be afraid. we'll give you information. >> alisyn: thank you. cursive writing is being dumped in schools because kids are texting more and more. instead, should we just get rid of cursive writing all together? we report.
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>> obama's nominee for treasury secretary, jack lew, is facing criticism because his signature, which will appear on the dollar bill, is completely ill legible. look at this signature. this is real. [ laughter ] in response, lew is like, i will fix this or my name isn't (garble). >> steve: it does look like a shrinky. >> alisyn: it does and reminiscent as "fox & friends" pointed out, of the hostess cupcake. that's jack lew's signature on the left and right. >> steve: how can you tell them apart? >> alisyn: you can't. >> eric: the scary part is if he would become secretary, he would be signing the dollar bills a lot of zeros there. a lot of debt. >> steve: it looks like a lot of zeros in his signature. that's how it would mock up if he is confirmed. >> eric: he needs six more zeros. >> steve: my wife said look at jack lew's signature that, is a
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good reason they need to keep cursive in the school. she told me that. this morning, did you realize that there are a number of states where they no longer teach cursive in the schools, since back in 2011, in the state of indiana, they just got rid of it. no more cursive because everybody is doing keyboarding and things like that. but unfortunately, for instance, there is now a move afoot in indiana to bring cursive back to the schools. because apparently kids simply can't read cursive. in fact, one teacher said -- told one of the newspapers in indiana that she had written some thank you cards to some of her students for the christmas gifts that they gave her and the teacher was then asked later, i got this letter from you. can you read it to me? it's in cursive. >> alisyn: oh, my gosh. wow. do we need cursive or is it just an acin that case crow niche? it's quaint to get a handwritten note. >> steve: do you want to be able to read the constitution? >> alisyn: yes. >> steve: it's in cursive.
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>> alisyn: good to know. >> eric: but translated. i have a pocket constitution. you may be surprised, i don't really care if my son learns cursive right now. as time goes, it's getting harder and harder to read it for myself 'cause i don't write it anymore. everything i do is in block letter or type or e-mail or texted. >> alisyn: my handwriting has gotten worse since the advent of typing. >> steve: that's because you think you're a doctor. >> alisyn: i'm not sure what that means. meanwhile, let us know what you think if cursive should go the way of the do do bird. a five-year-old indiana boy allegedly kidnapped by his grandparents nearly two decades ago has been found in minnesota. richard landers, who is now 24, had been using a name his grandparents gave him. police were able to track him down using his social security number that was just given to them by his stepfather last year. >> young man living in the state
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of minnesota actually was using this social security number. but what was really interesting was that doing further check on which who this person was, he had the exact same of birth as the boy listed as miss not guilty 1994. >> alisyn: it's not clear if the young man's grandparents will face charges. they took him during a custody battle between his parents. a new tryst in the case of a lottery winner. tell us about that. >> eric: remember the guy was poisoned with cyanide? sources say his widow did not eat the same food as he did the night he got sick and died. court documents reveal she was fighting with his family over money and tried cashing his winning check after he died. she's been questioned, but no suspects have been named. >> alisyn: talk about going around in circles. >> request police assistance. one person in the ocean. his boat is going around in circles. >> alisyn: a man lost control of his boat and it kept going around and around and around.
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>> steve: he's probably getting dizzy. >> alisyn: this happened off the coast of australia. rescuers were able to save the captain a short time later. >> steve: can't read the prompter. it is suddenly in cursive. >> eric: exactly. >> steve: meanwhile, a major winter storm sweeping through southern california. shut down a major interstate out there. muchity state experiencing its biggest temperature dips in years. it feels like winter out there. it's a totally different story here on the east coast. janice dean is joining us. when can we break t-shirts? >> later on this afternoon. you know people around new york will be wearing shorts and speedos. it goes crazy. i know eric will be out there in his bermudas. let's look at the precipitation. we've got springtime storm and a very winter storm. look how much rain we got yesterday in portions of texas. also into louisiana and mississippi. in some cases, over a foot of rain in 24 to 48 hours.
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so that system is pushing up into the great lakes and the ohio river valley. we actually have freezing rain and also some ice storm warnings across portions of the upper midwest. be real careful. the big winter storm that's bringing temperatures 25 below zero across the west and eventually going to make its way across the central u.s. look at all these winter weather advisories. over a dozen states in some sort of winter weather advisory. freezing rain, ice storm warnings across portions of the upper midwest where it will be really dangerous to drive. take care. back to you. >> eric: by the way, it's all board sports. no speedos. >> steve: speedo makes them. >> eric: i wouldn't know about that. >> very nice. pictures. >> eric: what, are you paging through the speedo catalog? >> alisyn: let's get to what's happening this weekend. you can expect controversy at the box office this weekend because two brand-new movies have been criticized by fans and lawmakers alike for their
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violence. >> steve: one of them "gangster quad," it featured actors shooting up a movie theater. the other, "zero dark thirty," so-called true story of osama bin laden's raid, lawmakers say it's full of lies. >> eric: kevin mccarthy is a movie critic, the founder of nerdtears.com and now a fox news contributor. thank you for joining us. so let's start with number one, "gang stare squad." very violent. what's the controversy? >> here is the deal, obviously we all know what happened in aurora, colorado in july and that was a huge issue for this movie, which was supposed to come out in september. out of a scene where four guys walk into a movie theater and open up fire, you can't leave that in the movie. so the film maker and studio said we're going to delete this scene out, reshoot a new sequence in august, and push the movie back to a january release date, which is the completely right move. you can not leave that scene in the film. i sat down with the cast, including josh brolin, ryan
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gosling, robert patrick, about the balance of shooting a scene, keeping the artistic integrity of the movie, but also dealing with a sense of -- sensitive subject matter and they agreed the decision was the right move. here is their sound bites. >> the original scene was the best scene in the movie. and there was just something cinematic about it. >> the similarities were so creepy, it was so kind of -- i've never quite seen anything like it that you just couldn't do it. >> part me says the show must go on, but i respect what they chose it do as film makers because it was a horrible tragedy, but i hate to see art affected by the tragic things that happened on a daily basis in our world. >> steve: yeah. and kevin, you know, joe biden sitting down with the hollywood folks who talk about sandy hook and gun violence and things like that as well. >> right, right.
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originally, everyone wanted to point the blame at the movie industry, because lot of the actors will say it's a much bigger issue than that. i sat down with gee have a know rabissi. here he is. >> you can't deny a certain level of responsibility. >> and compassion. >> and compassion. but at the same time, this is more of a conversation where you have -- there has been violence and guns and films since the beginning, since the first films were made. >> alisyn: all right. kevin, let's talk about the other controversy this weekend and that is "zero dark thirty" and whether or not the producers, the film makers did base it on real accounts of waterboarding and other things, or if they fabricated all that. what's happening with this movie? >> here is the deal, it's opening up nationwide. it was in new york and l.a now we're hitting every city in the country. here is the deal with this movie, it's a 2 1/2 hour film that explains over a ten-year
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time period. unless we're watching a ten-year film, there is going to be artistic liberty the director will take. it's based on those events. you can't expect everything to be extremely accurate. it's by katherine bigelow who did "the hurt locker." it's incredible. i gave it a 4 1/2 out of 5. they have accepted appear award and the writer had a really funny comment. he said, apparently now the french government is going to investigate "les mis." this is something, it's a movie. it's not a documentary. it's out in theaters. give it a chance and jessica chastain gives the best performance of the year. it's incredible. >> steve: my daughter and wife and are you going to go to it today at lunch. so it will be interesting. although as you point out, it's a movie based on ten years and as we heard from jose rodriguez who did the enhanced interrogation technique stuff against some of these guys, it is not accurate. they did not torture people to get answers. >> steve, i'll be in studio next week and i have a gigantic
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surprise for you. thank you for having me on. >> eric: you can't say that and leave everyone hanging. >> it's a tv tease. it's a tv tease! i'll thereby next time. >> eric: you don't tease like that. >> alisyn: a week long tease. kevin learned well. >> steve: cut him some sleep, it's 4:43 in los angeles where he is. >> good to sigh. thank you for having us on. >> alisyn: millions of people use it, but a warning about one of the most popular sleeping pills on the market. >> eric: and r.g.iii recovering from knee surgery. will his knee ever be the same? our next guest says surgeries like this all the time. >> steve: first let's take a look at the aflac trivia question, born on this day in 1972, this actress gaped world wide regulation for her role in "the whole nine yards." who is she? my doctor told me calcium
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>> alisyn: warning if you take ambien. the f.d.a. telling doctor to say kurth the dosage because it's too potent. the f.d.a. says users, especially women, can still be too drowsy to drive even after getting eight hours of sleep. and justin timberlake is bringing sexy back. ♪ . >> alisyn: a new report says he has a new album coming out. he's not confirming it yet. but he did post a video of himself in what looks like a recording studio saying, i'm ready. steve? >> steve: all right. thank you very much. he is one of the most athletic players in the national football league, might even win rookie of the year. after suffering his second knee tear, the future of rgiii is in question. dr. sherman is an orthopedic
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surgeon at new york university and joins us live today. good morning. >> good morning. >> steve: you have not treated him, but what sort of operation did he have? >> sounds like he had a very complicated operation. he already had an acl reconstruction years ago and he had to have the operation for the acl redone. my understanding is a tendon was taken from his other knee, so his healthy knee, and there was another ligament in his knee that was also torn and that was repaired. >> steve: we just showed in slow motion -- i believe it was in the fourth quarter when he went down and inn that terrible spill he -- there it is right there. from what we've seen, he was kind of hurt before that, wasn't he? >> that's my understanding. >> steve: all right. a lot of people go through stuff like that, but they're not nfl quarterbacks. the big question now is, particularly for redskins fans, will he be 100%? >> that's a very good question. there was a study done recently about nfl players and only
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two-thirds can get back into their level of activity for the nfl. the greater the athlete is, the greater his chances. so i'd say if anyone could, he probably has the best chance of getting back in. >> steve: do you think he would have had to have had the surgery had he not played that last game? >> it's difficult to determine because we don't know how much damage he had before that last game. >> steve: this is the knee joint. show us where they did the operation. this is front of the knee, the kneecap. >> one ligament called the lateral collateral was torn. and that had to be repaired by either putting in stitches or reattaching it to the bone at one end or the other. >> steve: then the acl, how do you get to that? there it is in there, inside. >> the acl is a very important ligament 'cause that gives stability to the knee. that had to be replaced a second time around with a tendon from his opposite knee. >> steve: now, people have this surgery to repair these things frequently and they're back
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100%, pretty close. >> pretty close. but that's not the norm. most people are have a little bit of a disability after these reconstructions. >> steve: he's got a great doctor. >> he sure does, one of the best in the world. >> steve: all right. dr. sherman from here at new york university, we thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you. >> steve: interesting stuff. all right. straight ahead, family of killer whales struggling to break free and breathe. but there are new concerns about them this morning. we have an expert standing by with details. isn't that amazing? first on that date in 1988, "got my mind set on you" by george harrison, number one song in america and the world. ♪ [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup
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>> alisyn: the answer to the aflac trivia question is amanda peet. and the winner is john. a family of 12 killer whales trapped under the ice did break free. but this morning there are concerns because they have not been spotted since. >> eric: joining us is the research associate fort american museum of natural history in new york, mr. richard ellis. the news is that we believe they're okay. do we know for sure they are? >> no, we don't. we have no idea. hudson bay, where they are, is a very, very big body of water. they can go in any direction. they just have to find another breathing hole, or set of breathing holes. >> alisyn: sadly, they haven't been spotted for the past several hours. there are aerial crews that are out looking for them. but we can't tell if they've come up or found a breathing hole. how does something like this happen that a family of whales
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gets so offcourse or trapped under the ice? >> we're not sure they're offcourse. they may have ended to be there. the thing is the ice blows around until it solidifies and closes what holes there were, what breathing holes there were. so in this case, they found this breathing hole, people began to worry about them 'cause the hole was getting smaller. and then when the wind changed that hole and opened it up, they took off. i'm not sure we should really be worry being them yet. nothing would happen to them if they were under water. >> eric: as long as they had air? >> sure. >> eric: do we know the extent the ice around this hole -- can they get to air? >> i don't know. >> eric: they want to us point out, some of the smartest mammals on the planet. nimal on earth.e second largest the animal has the largest brain is the sperm whale. they've brain about this big. they are family animals. they communicate. they actually talk to each other and we have been able to understand not in our language,
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but we know what certain signals mean. they live in family groups. they are identified as a mother, father, aunt, uncle. they are a very tight social group, which is one of the reasons they stay together. >> alisyn: the grandmother is the one who has thus far sort of led them to the safe breathing hole here. >> in killer whales, the leader is not the big bull killer whale with the tall dorsal fin burks it's always a dominant female. >> alisyn: interesting. we're hoping that throughout the show that we got an update on their safety. richard, thanks so much for coming on. >> thank you. >> eric: the vice president says forget the constitution. crack down on guns by executive order? is that the answer? mr. geraldo rivera on top of that at the top of the hour. >> alisyn: plus turns out some of "fox & friends'" biggest fans are your pets! we're sharing your pictures, coming up. stouffer's is proud to make america's favorite lasagna...
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>> alisyn: good morning, everyone. it's friday, january 11. i'm alisyn camerota in for gretchen. the flu outbreak is about to get worse. reports vaccine is running short. >> steve: the vice president talking tough about gun control seems just a tad bit different from what joe biden said when he was running for president back in 2008. >> i guarantee you, barak obama ain't taking my shotguns, so don't buy that malarky! >> steve: can mr. joe biden have it both ways with his boss, mr. barak obama? we're going to report and you decide. >> eric: check this out, no, the mayans weren't right, it's not the end of the world. but what the heck is that? we're going to tell you in a couple minutes. "fox & friends" hour three starts right now.
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>> alisyn: good morning, everybody. thank you for joining us. i'm in for gretchen. eric is in for brian. what are you doing here? >> steve: i just work here. i sit at the edge of the couch and drink coffee on fridays. geraldo rivera just off camera, are you drinking coffee, tea or is that a gin and tonic? >> this is a hot rum toddy. >> alisyn: it's going to be an interesting set then. stick around. we want to get to your headlines. fox news alert, there has been a brazen jail break at a prison near baghdad. we understand there is a manhunt underway for 12 prisoners who escaped and they did it through the windows of their cells and they reportedly took weapons from the guards. some of the escapees are linked to al-qaeda. some guards are being questioned at this hour to see if they helped the inmates. the flu outbreak triggering new concerns of a vaccine shortage. more than 128 million doses of the vaccine have already been shipped out. that's 95% of the season's
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supply. pennsylvania is having its worst season in three years. close to 11,000 cases confirmed and 22 deaths. the cdc is expected to release new numbers of flu cases. many of you have questions about the flu. send them to us because dr. mark siegle is standing by to answer all of your questions. hobby lobby has found a way to delay providing insurance for emergency contraception required under obamacare. the company says it will shift its plan year for employee health insurance by several months. that will delay the effective date of the requirement. hobby lobby sued to overturn the mandate on grounds it violates the ceo's religious beliefs. take a look at this, that red wave is actually a dust cloud hitting the coast of australia. the incredible sight was created as wind and rain caused the storm to dump the sand it swept up from the land. witnesses say it only took a few minutes to build up into a massive wall. no one was hurt and nothing was
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damaged. quite a sight. those are your headlines. >> eric: by the way, the white house's task force on guns turns its attention to video games. they're going to be on hollywood and video games, right, pete? >> eric, if you ask the national rifle association why they were invited to the white house yesterday, they'll tell you they think it was just so the administration could check a box and say that they spoke to some folks who support the second amendment. that's what the nra president, david keane, said on cnn yesterday. the nra also put out an official statement that said, we were disappointed with how little this meet hemoglobin to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the second amendment, while claiming no policy proposals would be prejudged, the task force spent most of its time on proposed restrictions on lawful firearms owners, honest tax paying, hard work americans. vice president biden yesterday acknowledged that gun violence is a complicated issue and that there is no singular solution to
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deal with it. but he also said he thinks a great deal can be done without in any way impinging on the rights that the second amendment guarantees. he also said his understanding is that there is a growing consensus about limiting high capacity magazines. >> i never quite heard as much talk about the need to do something with a high capacity magazines as i heard spontaneous ly from every group that we met with so far. >> as he mentioned, today at 2:15, joe biden will host members of the video game industry next door at the eisenhower executive office building. yesterday he had some folks from the entertainment industry here. that goes to show that the task force he is leading isn't just trying to change the way that guns and ammunition are sold. they're also potentially looking to change the way that hollywood and silicon valley fictionalized gun violence. back to you in new york. >> steve: that's an important part of the story. all right, peter doocy live in
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dc, thank you very much. geraldo rivera -- >> you know that correspondent? >> steve: i've seen him once or twice. what do you think about joe biden has been given an assignment by the president to figure out what we can do via legislation or perhaps executive fiat, to curb gun violence? >> let me just say right out that this aftermath of the sandy hook elementary massacre is different than virginia tech, it's different than gabrielle giffords. it's different than even the aurora movie massacre in colorado. i think that we were all kicked in the guts by what happened and i believe this in the core of my existence, there really is some movement now for the first time in many decades to have some meaningful reform. i really do believe that what we will see is some kind of universal background check for
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criminal and mental health. >> steve: the mental health part, that's the key. >> there are a lot of keys. what i don't expect, i think it's really a long shot. i think the second amendment advocates are very strong. they have an excellent case constitutionally. and it's going to be very, very difficult to ban assault-style weapons. i would love to see them banned, except for a sanctioned gun clubs, law enforcement, and the military. i think that's a stretch. but i think they'll get the background checks and maybe extended magazines. >> eric: you need to address when you say assault-style weapons 'cause most people understand an assault weapon is currently not necessarily banned, but almost impossible to own as a civilian. the only people who have their hands on them -- >> a fully automatic? >> eric: yeah, fully automatic where you hold the trigger down. >> you're also enough of a gun advocate to know with a semiautomatic, you can get off four or five rounds a second. >> eric: exactly. under the constitution, why are they -- >> i would debate that. i would debate that.
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>> eric: what about hand guns? >> i don't believe there is a political will to do it. i'm talking pragmatics, i'm talking politics. not constitution. i believe that the government has the ability to ban these weapons. i don't think they do -- >> eric: automatic weapons -- >> you don't hunt with an ak 47. you don't. >> eric: most murders aren't done with an ak 47 or an ar 15. when does the liberal left say, you know what? semiautomatic rifles are banned. boom. then one kay they say, semiautomatic hand guns are illegal also. >> no, i don't think -- sorry. i don't mean to be rude, but why do you need 30 rounds in the clip of your glock, in the clip of your .9 millimeter? what are you going to do with 30 rounds in your pistol? ban these. >> alisyn: let me ask you something, this morning we showed some statistics that gun
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ownership is up in this country, but violent crime and the murder rate is down. so clearly something else is going on. if the president or vice president only deals with guns, that won't solve the problem of what's going on between the nexus of obviously deranged young men in general and these school shootings or these mass shootings. something else has to happen. a lot of people, everybody across the board says when we need to look at violent video games and everybody across the board says we need to figure out how to better protect them from getting in the hands of mentally ill people. >> the last one i obviously agree with. the movies and video games, let's put that aside for a second. just back it up one more notch there. i think that what has to happen now, we really what has to happen is we have to insure that these weapons are not sold to people with orders of protection against them, are not sold for people who were released from a
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mental institution, are not sold to people who just got off or still on the terrorist no fly list. there are some practical steps that everybody has to agree that we just are reasonable, they don't infringe on the second amendment. it's just keeping the guns out of the hands of nut jobs. we've got to try and do that. >> steve: there are a lot of people in this country, the nra says in the last 18 days, paid memberships has gone up 100,000. people are afraid the government is coming for our guns. we're going to play a couple of sound bites for you, when both these guys were running for president in 2008, joe biden, very pro-gun, isn't sounding the way he is today. >> alisyn: this is 2009. i think it's biden in 2009. >> steve: i think they're both still running for president. biden followed by then senator barak obama. >> i guarantee you, barak obama ain't taking my shotguns, so don't buy that malarky! don't buy that malarky! they're going to start peddling
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that to you! i got two. if he tries to pull my baretta, he's got a problem! >> i don't want any misunderstanding when y'all go home and talking to your buddies and they say he wants to take my gun away, you've heard it here. i'm on television. everybody knows it. i believe in the second amendment. i believe in people's lawful right to bear arms. i will not take your shotgun away. i will not take your rifle away. i won't take your hand gun away. >> steve: that's what they were both talking about in 2008. a lot of people are afraid they're going to -- one thing will lead to another. >> i think that paranoia is unfortunate. i think when you and the people who are stocking up arsenals of ar 15s and 223 bush masters, they are often people who are so deeply suspicious of their own government, that it is literally evennic -- the same people who claim a mantle of patriotism. how could you not trust your
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government? what's going to happen? like helicopters are going to come? >> steve: they don't trust the government -- >> i think that is bizarre that you don't trust your own government. i just want to go back to one point that alisyn made earlier. i believe that it is very important, it is incumbent on us to do a sober analysis between the relationship, gun ownership and crime. we've never had a nonpartisan objective, scientific look. is it true that more guns result in a safer society? i don't know -- >> eric: you pull that back. >> my point is that -- you have a dog in this fight. >> eric: no, i don't. i got the top two numbers from 1992 to 2011, violent crime rate and murder rate dropped by 49% each. then i went to the department of justice web site. firearms reject sistered firearms have gone up from 192 million in '94 to 3 --
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>> i bet you could have found the earth is warming during that period. my point is, let's have a scientific study to see if there really is a correlation in states where there is more private ownership of guns than not, is crime -- is it related to that? i think we deserve to know. don't you? don't you want to -- you can find out evidence. >> steve: let's find out. >> do you agree that crazy people shouldn't have access to guns? >> eric: absolutely. i also agree that arming people -- sane people with hand guns and rifles makes the society a lot more safe. >> every time a gun is sold, like every time a car is sold, there should be a record of that transaction and a background check done regardless if i were selling my guns -- >> steve: this is exactly the conversation they're having at the white house yesterday, today, and we're going to find out what joe biden's suggestions are on tuesday.
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>> we were acting out what's happening in washington. >> alisyn: that's exactly right. >> steve: perfect. always exciting. >> is that what it is? >> steve: 13 minutes after the top of the hour. continuing on this conversation, attorney general eric holder back at the table for those gun control talks. can he have an open mind when we know exactly how he feels, or what he has said in the past where gun owners should cower in shame like smokers? >> so now we have people who cower outside of buildings and kind of smoke in private and don't want to admit it. >> steve: peter johnson, jr. here next on that. >> alisyn: then a lesson given by stomping on the american flag. this morning there is a major update to this story. we'll tell you about it. why do people count on sunsweet prune it's made only from prunes, nothing else.
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>> eric: shocking statements have surfaced from attorney general eric holder back in 1995 suggesting gun owners should be cowering in shame like smokers. listen. >> what we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that's not cool, that it's not acceptable, it's not hip to carry a gun anymore. in the way in which we've changed our attitudes about cigarettes. >> eric: so is that any indication of where the president stands on gun control? fox news legal analyst peter johnson, jr. is here. kind of a look inside the administration. >> the analogy is wrong and confused in a loft ways and you can dissect it ten different ways and it would make no sense. he is right in this sense, children and our youth need to understand that there is a second amendment and that it protects americans' right to bear arms. they also need to understand
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that they can't be careless or wreckless in the use of those arms. and so the discussion today at the white house between the white house joe biden and the video game industry particularly important because i believe and at least one study has shown that video games have a proceed knishes, destructive effect. it changes the way that our youth view guns and view firearms. now, the really disturbing part about it to me is the nra cannot at the same time attack the video game industry when there are certain elements in the firearms industry that are cross marketing with the video game industry. that is a serious, serious problem. when the firearms industry says we want to showcase our product in a video game and they put up web sites and say, oh, we have the original, genuine thing, that sends the wrong message to our children. >> eric: i want to get to this.
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later on in that same interchange, listen to eric holder talk about how they need to go about getting what they want. listen. >> it's not enough to simple israeli a ad on a monday and do it every monday. we need to do this every day of the week and just really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way. >> eric: brainwash. wow. >> of course, that's not an acceptable statement. i'm sure he would take it back today publicly. i don't think he'd stand by that statement today. he can't as the attorney general and he can't after the united states supreme court in the heller and mcdonald decision says that we as americans doodoo have the right to bear arms not only in washington, d.c., but also in the states through the 14th amendment and a new decision about a month ago in illinois saying yes, there is a right to bear arms, to carry a loaded weapon. >> eric: got to leave it there. also the end of that statement,
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the second amendment says shall not be infringed upon. that's an important part. thank you. america is raising hundreds of millions of dollars each year to fight cancer. but an iconic scientist says we're totally blowing it. are scientists studying the wrong thing and could something as simple as aspirin really be the answer? keep the pictures coming. send us your pets watching "fox & friends." they're awesome !
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>> eric: quick headlines. the faa will announce a review of boeing's dreamliner jet, this as it faced two new problems. the japanese airline report add crack in the windshield of one
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jet and oil leak in the engine of another. no, this is not california. those palm trees are in jerusalem. eight inches of snow fell, burying the wailing wall. you can barely see the tops. >> steve: that is beautiful. one day after a national report revealed the united states is making slow progress in cancer research, iconic scientist in the field says he's not surprised. >> alisyn: nobel peace prize winner, james watson, says america is actually losing its fight in the war against cancer and current efforts are not enough to change that. in a highly critical paper, he called out a $1 million project into determining dna changes that drive nine forms of cancer. he says that it's not likely to produce the truly breakthrough drugs that we so desperately need. >> steve: that antioxidants fight cancer, he says, quote,
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the time has come to seriously ask whether antioxidants use much more likely causes than prevents cancer. >> alisyn: oh, my gosh. let's ask dr. david agis, oncologist and the author of "the educational background of illness" and joins us live from los angeles. thank goodness you're here. there's a lot to process because dr. watson, the nobel prize winner, says that we should be ashamed of ourselves how badly we're doing in the fight against cancer. yet you know there is other recent reports saying we're make great strides toward curing cancer. which one is it? >> the answer is always somewhere in the middle. if you look at the death rate from cancer, from 1950, it's only down about 10%. that's wins in certain kinds of leukemia. he's right. we need to change our strategy. the best way to treat cancer is to prevent it. we have simple means to do it, but we're not doing it. >> steve: give us an example. >> so there is a 2,000-year-old
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drug that if you take every day and it costs $3 year, you'll reduce the death rate, not the incident, by over 30%. >> steve: i want it. >> it's called a baby aspirin. >> steve: i've been taking those for about ten years. we've got some statistics and doctor, when you look at the statistics, they say after three years, it cuts the risk of developing cancer by almost a quarter. after five years, reduces the risk of dying from cancer 37%. and over 6.5 years r do you says the risk of me statistic cancer and cuts back the risk of colon, lung and prostate cancer by 46%. you know what? when you look at that and that is very strong evidence, there are always people who go, well, i take one, but i heard it might cause bleeding and so i'm just not interested in that. >> listen, there are always side effects to anything you do. but these are the studies that show dramatic effects on the positive side. and so if i'm the government dictating research in our country, i think is what dr. watson alluded to.
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somehow aspirin changes you so the cancer doesn't want to grow. shouldn't we be doing more research on how to take away the side effects and make it better? >> alisyn: yes. i want to talk about antioxidants. we've all heard you must pump your body full of antioxidants. >> steve: more blueberries, please. >> alisyn: there are lots of them. we eat them all the time because we hear that that cuts down our cancer risk. why does dr. watson think that's all nonsense? >> because he looked at the data. so the government did a $245 million study where they took men and said, take vitamin e to prevent prostate cancer. what do you know after three years? it increased the incidence of prostate cancer by 16%. smokers and former smokers given beta carotene to prevent lung cancer had a much higher death rate and increased lung cancer. there is yet to be a positive study showing antioxidants work. dr. watson, great nobel lawyer i
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can't tell, ended his paper by saying, you can't eat blueberries because you like them. not because there's a health benefit. >> steve: that's a good point. i'm sure after watching this, a lot of people will say, okay, i should start taking a baby aspirin, 81-milligrams a day. they should probably check with their doctor. >> no question. everything is check with your doctor first. >> steve: joining us from the city of angel, the first person up in l.a. today. thank you very much for joining us live. >> thank you guys. i appreciate it. >> alisyn: your questions about the flu are pouring in. dr. mark siegle is on deck to answer those next. >> steve: plus, paging samuel l. jackson. there is a real snake on a plane. where? why? details straight ahead. as a mom, you spend a lot of time helping others.
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of eric. if he was a huge fan, wouldn't he be looking at him? >> alisyn: who is this lounge not guilty front of the television? gee. look at this. the great dane and big fan of the show, we're told. >> eric: look at those legs. this is carey's dog, jazzy, giving ali some puppy love. >> alisyn: oh, my gosh. who knew? >> steve: and eric? >> eric: look at this. this is my dog. >> alisyn: wait! >> steve: you have a tv outside? >> eric: he was watching "fox & friends" all morning, sipping coffee, he had to go to the bathroom. my wife let him out and he's going to get right back to the tv. >> steve: we know that we are number one with people, according to the nielsen folks. i think we're number one with animals. >> alisyn: this is evidence, i would say, of that. look, we also have dogs in our green room. >> steve: the westminster dog show, stops by every year where
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they introduce us to the brand-new breeds, called meet the breeds. three new breeds. what are they? you think you know what they are? we're going to tell you all about them. >> eric: we're so dog friendly, you may not know this, but in teleprompters, it says paws. >> steve: maybe they were typing that out for the actual dogs. >> eric: perhaps. >> alisyn: or the dog segment. we'll ghetto that. let's get to your headlines and tell us what's happening. there are brand-new concerns about those killer whales that freed themselves briefly from the ice in quebec. no one has seen them since. so we've all watched this video. a group of whales struggling to breathe out of a hole in the ice 'cause it's just the size of a pick up truck, but narrowing and closing. so earlier we asked an expert to weigh in on the whales' dire situation. >> it's a very, very big body of
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water. and they can go in any direction. they just have to find another breathing hole or set of breathing holes. >> alisyn: we're told whales can swim under water for 20 minutes before needing air. aerial crews have been sent to rye and track the whales. but at this hour, there is no sign of the gentle giants. >> steve: they were talk being sending in an ice breaker so that they could give them a path to the open sea. >> eric: students watching in shock as a south carolina english teacher stomps on the american flag. now, that teacher could or has lost his job. it happened at chain high school. he allegedly repeated the action in three classes over the course of a day and now his student is speaking out. >> he took the flag and he said that it was just a symbol of america. it was just a piece cloth with colors on it. and then he threw it on the ground and stomped on it. >> eric: the school spokesman told me, the superintendent is
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recommending he be fired. >> steve: continuing on with the animal planet theme, remember this scary movie? oh, man, that was snakes on the plane. there was a real snake on a plane, a ten foot long python fighting for its life to hang on to the plane's wing somehow during a two-hour flight. passengers catching the scene on camera. the snake was still clinging to the plane when it landed. it was on the outside, though, not on the inside. >> alisyn: clinging with his snake hands? his snake paws? >> steve: maybe a flap got stuck. who knows. that's a scary sight. major winter storm is sweeping through southern california. it shut down a major interstate in the grapevine section. much of the state is experiencing its biggest temperature dips in years. it's a totally different story
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on the east coast and janice dean is tracking all this crazy weather. how do we make sense of it? >> we've got the tale of two seasons. springtime in the east and it's winter in the west. look at these temperatures. there are your today has highs. 53 in chicago today. typically around the 30s this time of year. they have not yet seen a full inch of snow in chicago. that is a record. 322 days, i'll have to check that. 322 days they have not seen an inch of snow in chicago. 46 today in new york. 61 in raleigh. 71 in atlanta. you got that cold air, very cold air across the west. so 23 in rapid city. tomorrow we'll get more of that warm air moving our way. 54 in new york. 69 in memphis. 74 new orleans. things will drop across the midwest. a real quick look at your satellite radar imagery. we have the storm system that was across the gulf coast lifting toward the north and
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east. so rain across portions of the great lakes, also freezing rain advisories for upstate new york and portions of new england, as well as the arrowhead of minnesota, wisconsin, as well as the u.p. of michigan. keep that in mind. travel is very dangerous. lot of fog across the midwest as well. it's crazy. call ahead if you're traveling today. >> alisyn: thanks for the tip. >> eric: just a couple of hours, the cdc will be releasing brand-new numbers on the season's fierce flu outbreak. right now 44 states are reporting a widespread number of cases. this comes along with new concerns of vaccine shortages. now more from washington hospital center in dc with the details. update us, sherry. >> people around the washington area really scrambling to get their hands on this flu vaccine. some doctors and pharmacies are running short. if they have it at all. in dc, the city is reporting more than 300 confirmed flu case, that's triple the number for all of last season.
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maryland and virginia are seeing widespread levels. that caused a run on the flu vaccine. some people are going to three and four places before they can find it. there is limited supply left with 95% of the vaccine supply already sent out. health care providers say they expect to get more shipments in the next few days. but some are concerned that they may not be able to get any more at all. with the shortage of the supply and the high number of cases, we're told that the shortages could get worse. that's the latest here in washington. back to you. >> alisyn: thanks so much. this flu epidemic or outbreak is causing a lot of fear. your e maims have been flooding in. dr. mark siegle is back to answer more of your questions. thanks for sticking around. great questions. shannon is one of our viewers is asking, is it possible this flu outbreak is because it's a new strain that has no vaccine? >> no, actually, this is a strain that is well covered by the vaccine. it is not a new strain.
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it's a severe strain, similar to what we saw in 2003. this year the cdc actually guessed right and the strain is in the vaccine. >> steve: that's good, 'cause sometime they guess wrong. this is the lucky year. >> right. they look in advance and what's in south america and asia, they've got it right this time. >> steve: thanks a lot for this flu 'cause it's a humdinger. holly writes, i'm allergic to eggs, so i've been told not to get a flu shot. what do you recommend for those who can't get the shot? >> a great question. they're just starting to approve vaccines not using eggs, that are using other cells. those she can probably have. she needs to consult with her physician because sometimes the egg allergy is not that severe and you may be able with an antihistamine to be able to tolerate the shot. this might be a time to get it. >> eric: jean s i've been considering getting the flu shot for my family, but am concerned about mercury in the shots. a lot of people worried about that. >> a lot of advocates on the show are people who think mercury causes autism and i have to tell you, no science supports
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that. it's the second greatest myth about flu shots. you have to take the flu shot and not worry about mercury in it. >> steve: we've seen some pictures of tents being set up outside of hospitals because the hospitals don't want the sick people going in. if you're really sick, you got to go to the hospital. at what point do you say i'm so sick, i got to go? >> if you're not keeping fluids down, if you're getting dehydrated. if your fever is going up. that's when you would go to the hospital. consult with your physician. some of the other symptoms you have we might be able to give you antiviral drugs. we might be able to treat you at home. call your doctor before you go to the snowstorm. >> steve: a news story said with the flu, it's not uncommon for people to get 104, 105, 106 feve i would think over 104, i'd go to the hospital. >> if you can't keep it down. can you take ibuprofen? tylenol? avoid overdosing on those medications, but you may be able to keep your temperature down, get fluids, get your doctor into the loop. if you can't keep your fever down u go to the e.r.
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>> alisyn: go cod to know. thanks so much. are you having trouble selling your home? you don't need a lower price. our next guest says you need a lucky price. we'll explain what that is. >> eric: then three new breeds of dogs you've never heard of before and they're fantastic. they're in the green room and are coming out. >> steve: why aren't they watching "fox & friends"? they're on "fox & friends" look what mommy is having. mommy's having a french fry. yes she is, yes she is. [ bop ] [ male announcer ] could've had a v8. 100% vegetable juice, with three of your daily vegetable servings in every little bottle.
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them better grip in the water. scientists speculate having pruney fingers constantly would be a disadvantage, so evolution provided a way for us to have them only when necessary. over to ali on the beige couch. >> alisyn: thanks so much. are you having trouble selling your home? if could be a simple as changing the price. we're not talking about a lower number. we're talking about a lucky number. joining us is real estate expert and best selling author of "before you buy," michael corbett. hi, michael. >> good morning. how are you? >> alisyn: well. is this a good idea, pricing your house based on your lucky number? >> the funny thing is, lucky numbers are not just for lotteries anymore. the really interesting thing is that truly, did a national survey to see if people incorporate lucky numbers into their real estate pricing when selling their house. we found out yes. and it's actually based in three different influences. there is superstition. there is religion and there is culture. i'll give you a couple of examples.
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>> alisyn: let's talk about the superstition -- sorry, the lucky las vegas. people in las vegas, you found, are price -- what's the commonnallity of how they're pricing their properties? >> well, of course, the slot machines and 7, 7, 7. that's the lucky number. so people are pricing their homes with their lucky number 777. and i have an example. this is a great con did he that's actually for sale right now in las vegas and it's priced at $777,000. it's three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. 2800 square feet. beautiful unit. and it's got incredible dead on views of the las vegas strip and priced with that lucky number. i even got a tweet this morning from a realtor who seder his client is a gambler and he priced it at 777,000, $777. people do it. >> alisyn: that's the jackpot. let's talk about what you said about religion. what have you noticed in the bible belt states about pricing?
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>> well, obviously in bible belt, in the new testament and in the bible, john 3 : 16 is a very significant verse. what we found is that 316 is very prevalent in bible belt states incorporated into the pricing. in fact, here is a property that's priced exactly at 316,000. it's three bedrooms, two baths, 2500 square feet. great house. really nice, clean, beautiful open floor plan. big backyard. even has room for a trailer hookup. it's actually really nice house, but priced at the john verse. 316. >> alisyn: interesting. now let's talk about what you found in some asian communities or neighborhoods in terms of their pricing. >> absolutely. with chinese numbers, 8, the number 8 is actually considered a very lucky number. the reason for that is the pronunciation of eight in chinese is similar to the
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pronunciation of fortune, or wealth. so thus, that number is very, very popular. and often incorporated. actually 37% of all homes that are in asian majority neighborhoods have an 8 in it. for example, there is a house i found that's in one of those neighborhoods that's priced at a million $348,880. that's very common to see this. and this one is very. 4,000 square feet. four bedrooms, three baths. >> alisyn: very quickly. in one sentence d it work to price things with the lucky number? >> you know, i think people believe that it does and there is a big incentive that i think when you're scrolling through all those numbers and you're looking at all the properties, when you see something like that, it stands out. it catches your attention. >> alisyn: there you go. michael corbett, real estate expert and author, thanks so much. >> you're welcome. >> alisyn: three new breeds of dogs, you probably never heard of before. they're next. first, let's check in with martha mccallum.
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>> good morning. coming up, the nra says that the white house is not interested in saving children. as joe biden prepares his plan for the rollout, it's getting a lot of attention. this flu situation is very serious. there is talk now of an epidemic. we'll speak to a doctor who has tons of experience. we'll find out what's really going on here. should the pictures of osama bin laden after death be released? a new take on that. you right here on "america's newsroom" at the top of the hour een on the f. then i read an article about a study that looked at the long term health benefits of taking multivitamins. they used centrum silver for the study... so i guess my wife was right. [ male announcer ] centrum. always your most complete. has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush?
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>> steve: are you look for a dog to watch "fox & friends" but not sure what kind to get? it's time to meet the breeds the american kennel club, akc, out with three new breeds this year, all great for active people and families and lisa peterson is
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with the akc and joins us live. good morning. >> good morning. >> steve: why do dogs like to watch television? >> because there are fascinating things on tv, like other dogs. >> steve: you've got three new breeds new to the akc. >> that's correct. we have two newly recognized breeds and one that's entering the miscellaneous class. >> steve: let's bring those two dogs over. a mother and pup, right? >> actually a grandson and grandmother. chinook. these dogs are an american breed. they are from new hampshire. they're the state dog of new hampshire. >> steve: the chinook? >> it's the state dog of new hampshire. they were originally used as sled dogs in expeditions in the arctic and antarctic. both admiral perry admiral bird. and these dogs are both lovable, playful, wonderful dogs. they have a great coat. >> steve: they're beautiful. >> highly trainable. really, really lovely dogs. >> steve: very nice. let's run the chinooks right there. next contestants are those little critters right there?
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>> these are called the portugese padango patenos. they're from portugal. they were originally used to hunt rabbits. they're energetic and they certainly love to hunt all day long. so they need a lot of exercise, regular exercise and mental stimulation. love to be busy. >> steve: very, very nice. all right. the other one is the working group. >> steve: release the hounds. all right. right over there, look at this little fuzz ball right over here. it looks like a poodle. >> right. this is a lagato. a water retriever from italy. the thing about this breed is it's the only pure bred that searches for truffles. >> steve: really? a mushroom lover. >> yes. >> steve: this dog has such beautiful color. what's your name? >> ann. >> steve: you were telling me earlier that with this litter, this was the only --
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>> white with orange. >> steve: see the orange ears? and i love the little pink shnoz. >> absolutely beautiful. these dogs are agile, infectionate, they love children. they're great family dog. >> steve: like the poodle, would that be good for people who are allergic to -- >> actually this breed has a double coat. so there is a little shedding. but there is trimming. go with the poodle if you're worried about allergies. >> steve: bring in all the dogs. we'll continue the conversation and introduce you to find out more about the thee breeds as we roll on live from new york city. turn toward the camera. come here, come here. >> these breeds are great. you can find out more at akc.org. >> steve: we'll be right back. with hand-layered pasta, tomatoes, and real mozzarella cheese. but what makes us even prouder... is what our real dinners can do for your family. stouffer's. let's fix dinner.
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